My name is Fátima Andrade Martínez and I am extremely excited to continue as the College Adviser for Boost! I was born in Michoacán, Mexico and raised in East Oakland, California. I graduated from Oakland High School in 2015 and went on to attend UC Santa Barbara. I graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2019 and majored in Latin American Studies. I am the first person on both sides of my family to attend and graduate from college, so college was challenging but not impossible. My experiences have increased my desire to help other first-generation students arrive and graduate from college.
Last year, I was able to work with Boost Students to create plans to be competitive students for college. I know how exciting and stressful applying to college can be for both students and their families. My goal is to ease this process for both parties while simultaneously enhancing the college-going culture at Boost! Ultimately, I am here as a resource and to help students achieve their goals.